Hi y’all! I am not a Chef, I am not a Dietitian, I am not educated in the Culinary Arts. I don’t have to be, I am a True Southern Woman (just south of Mobile, AL) raising 3 healthy Boys and loving one great Man! I grew up on true Southern Food and carried that into my Marriage. I was taught the healing and “man catching” power of food from a pretty young age. I can remember being around 9 or 10 and giving my Grandpaw a meatloaf for his Birthday. LOL!
My Husband’s family does lots of Tex Mex type cooking and it has found it’s way into lots of my dishes. I have also (thanks to trying new things via my main site 3 Boys and a Dog) gotten a bit more adventurous.
My recipes are tried and true. I call them Kid Friendly because my boys love them. If they don’t approve, they don’t make it on this site. I also call them Mom Approved because they are EASY, usually on the cheap side, and although not considered “healthy” in the “new” sense, they are healthier than another Southern Chef who will remain unnamed at this time. I “deep fry” very few items. I use Olive Oil and sprays way more often than Lard! I like to sneak in veggies that the kids won’t notice. So, while my calorie counts are higher than Minnie’s, they aren’t going to make you Diabetic!
I have a friend that is trying to eat healthier. She doesn’t actually “count” calories, but she sticks to things that are lower in calories. Her hobby these days is to try to redo regular recipes into lower calorie ones. I told her to start taking pictures and tell me what she did to make them healthier. THEN, after she sends me several yummy sounding recipes with fabulous pictures and wonderful back stories, she tells me she doesn’t want her name on the blog. So, she will be referred to as “Minnie” (like, Skinny Minnie). So, if you see a recipe from Minnie, you will know that it is a much healthier recipe than the ones from Kelli (me)! Just think of her as my alter-ego!